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Violence Against Women

Volume 482: debated on Tuesday 11 November 2008

9. To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent steps the Government has taken in international forums to support measures to eliminate violence against women. (234536)

The Government condemns all forms of violence against women. We actively seek to eradicate it through changing attitudes internationally and on the ground. Notably, we worked to achieve consensus on a UN resolution which commits all member states to act to tackle violence against women. We have also agreed new European guidelines which mean that the EU will now lobby globally to combat violence against women.